April 06, 2013

Mary Marshall

'Urban Hour'

Event Details: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., April 12, Saint Louis University Museum of Art

Art from Urban Wanderers
Maura, was donated by Judy Lazarus. Maura the dog is still available for adoption through Stray Rescue. Submitted image

Join the Saint Louis University Museum of Art for "Urban Hour" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12. Meet the artists of Urban Wanderers, the fundraising art exhibition currently on display at the museum who have photographed, painted and sculpted a Stray Rescue companion animal. All artwork in the exhibition is available online for silent auction. 

Each day, the dedicated staff of Stray Rescue has been asked to intervene in ever-increasingly shocking cases of animal abuse. The winter cold has served as a harrowing accomplice to the torture and sometimes criminal actions brutally inflicted on helpless dogs.

The art contained in Urban Wanderers is imaginative, heartfelt, and whimsical. Throughout the evening, Urban Wanderers artists will offer a glimpse into not only the inspiration for the actual piece of art, but the love and devotion of the artist for their "object d'arf." Learn from the artists themselves, how the rescued strays have not only caught their eye, but in the process touched their heart.

The Urban Hour is free of charge and is open to the public. D.J. Anna Zachrtiz will provide the music. Adult beverages and Gus's pretzels will be served. Guests are asked to leave their pets at home. Parking is available at the Canisius lot, located at the northeast corner of Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenue.

For more information, visit sluma.slu.edu or call 314-977-2666.

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